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Inscribed fragments from upper part of a grave stele: seated Sphinx

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One of two preserved fragments from a dedicatory inscription associated with the grave stele with a seated sphinx (40.576).


By 1940: with Brummer Gallery Inc., 110 East 58th Street, New York; purchased by MFA from Brummer Gallery Inc., October 10, 1940

Credit Line

1931 and 1939 Purchase Funds

Greek, Archaic Period, about 535–530 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 017


10.8 x 28.9 x 5.1 cm (4.25 x 11 3/8 x 2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Marble, Pentelic


The Ancient World